Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 18:12:37 -0400
Reply-To: Sigurd Hermansen <HERMANS1@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Sigurd Hermansen <HERMANS1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Large datasets to tape on Windows?
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In addition to the excellent suggestions you've received about hardware solutions, and perhaps complementing those solutions, consider a simple Data step and SAS SQL option: (compress=yes). Although more effective for character data (especially series of spaces or other filler), SAS compression can reduce many SAS datasets to 1/10th or less of their original size. Writing and reading of compressed datasets doesn't add much, if any, time to SAS programs.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Don
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:31 PM
Subject: Large datasets to tape on Windows?
We have a space issue appending large lab datasets. We run out of
network drive space and other issues just due to large datasets. It
there a tape output option in MS windows ? Obviously my computing
days go back a few year if I think of tape.